Derrick Payne

Derrick Payne

West Palm



Dynamic, results-oriented project manager with 27+ years of experience in all aspects of architectural design, construction management and site administration. Exceptional organizational skills combined with expertise in the areas of infrastructure design, building sciences, advanced construction materials, and green building development. Outstanding communicator and team leader with a proven track record of collaborating with design professionals, contractors, developers, and property owners to provide construction solutions in a variety of industries. Completed projects include construction developments in educational, recreational, hospitality, civic, commercial, health care, industrial, residential, and ecclesiastical properties, Olympic class sports facilities.

My career has provided opportunities to work on a great variety of projects which has afforded me personal and professional growth within the communities of architecture and construction which enveloped many different cultures. Social economic circumstances motivates different approaches to construction and the use of foreign and local building materials. Being exposed to so many ideas, concepts, and techniques has been an interesting mosaic of challenges. We as North Americans need to consider that our way is not always the right way. We can learn and incorporate ideas from less advanced cultures as well as those that are leading the way in technology.

Services offered:

  • Architectural Design
  • Construction documents
  • Site / Contract administration
  • Landscape design
  • Interior design
  • 3d photo realism modelling
  • Green building consultation
  • ADA Compliance Design and Implementation


Architecte, Owner
Prepared design concepts and their associated construction documents for various projects such as daycare centers, senior living projects, commercial retail outlets and residential homes.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Building and interior design proposals.
• Preparation of construction projects.
• Site planning and evaluation.
• Master planning.
• Green related services and integration.

Jan 2013 - current

Crown Senior Living / Consultant, Consultant
Architectural design consultant on senior living conversion projects.

May 2012 - Oct 2013

Green Building Design, Project Manager / Part Owner
Prepared fee proposals for the design and engineering of green related projects and concepts for the private and public residential and commercial sectors.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Developed proposals for building and energy cost savings for residential and
commercial projects.
• Created construction engineering drawings for various projects.
• Prepared design proposals for residential clients and building permit documents.
• Fulfilled proposal requests for state related green building projects.

Jun 2009 - Apr 2012

OBMI International, Senior designer / Technologist
Managed construction and daily operations of production and design staff for commercial, retail, office, warehouse, residential, and medical facilities projects.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Senior designer on several commercial projects ranging from $4 million to $35 million in scope.
• Prepared technical documents for submission to proper regulatory bodies for development, building and construction permits
• Designed master plans for several proposed office development projects.
• Reviewed shop drawings to assess accuracy and precision for buildings under construction.
• Team lead field administrator for on-site clarification of construction related issues.
• Identified areas of potential cost savings through the application of value engineering principles.

Jun 2004 - May 2009

Cohos Evamy, Associate

Jun 1995 - Aug 2003

Stantec, Associate

Jun 1990 - Apr 1995

Douglas Cardinal Architect, Designer / Technologist

Jun 1986 - Mar 1990


University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL, US, BArch, Continuing Studies

Building Blocks for Healthy Indoor Air
Healthy Indoor Air Quality By Design
Water Efficient Plumbing
Green Solutions for Parking, Paving, and Drainage
Building Green in Humid Climates
Funding Green Buildings: Sources & Strategies
SpecLinc Automated Master Specification Format System
Wind Load Calculations and Structural Applications
Tremor-Achieving Energy Efficient Roofing Integrated Photo-Voltaic, Green Roofs and Energy Star Design
Environmental Modernism
Air and Water Management for Today’s Environment
Tremco-Elements of Commissioning and Testing for High performance Building Enclosures
Tremco-Delivering Energy Efficient Air and Vapor Barrier Systems

Jan 2010 - current

British Columbia Institute of Technology, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Construction Managment

Construction Management

Jan 1992 - Jan 1994

N.A.I.T, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology , Architectural Technology

Building Sciences
Sustainable Design Studies
Spacial Concepts and our Living Environment
Design Studies
Building Material Sciences
History of Art

Jan 1980 - Jan 1984


Governors Award for Student Mentoring-Cayman Islands, Award


Areas of Specialization